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A Man’s Business is His Own

Posted by on Apr 3, 2020

There were no strangers in cow camp. Everybody was welcome. Old trail drivers write about their memories of eating beans and sourdoughs with all kinds of dinner guests, from women folk to Comanches and Kiowas. But...

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Spotted Pup on the Cow Trail

Posted by on Mar 27, 2020

“Cowpunchers took just what they got–sowbelly, beans and the ol’ coffeepot.”H. H. Knibbs, Trail Driver The cowboy commissary on the trail would have been limited to what could withstand the...

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Texas Beef & What Cowboys Do

Posted by on Mar 20, 2020

Visitors from Pennsylvania once asked my husband, “Are cowboys real?” The...

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Sheepherder Plazitas, ca. 1875

Posted by on Mar 13, 2020

The northwestern region of Texas, known as the Panhandle, is cut in half by...

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